Top 10 Brighton Gigs December

Published On November 28, 2013 | By Tom Sayer | Music & Nightlife Features

Just for a minute we’re going to ignore all that Christmas nonsense and focus on all the great gigs in Brighton! The beginning of the month is jam packed with musicians from America to Iceland and everywhere in between, so there’s something for every taste. The end of the month signals the Christmas lockdown so enjoy these great gigs while you can, here’s our top 10 for December.


Dutch UnclesBe Nothing Present: Dutch Uncles with Out Of Touch In The Wild Light Orchestra

This indie-pop-rock quintet (featured above) hail from Marple in Greater Manchester, combining influences from minimalism, art rock and disco in their well-rounded and musically intricate songs. Far from your average indie band, these guys are quirky, lively, innovative and certainly worth a watch.

Mon 2 Dec – Komedia
7pm – £10 Adv

olafur arnaldsOne Inch Badge Present: Olafur Arnalds

Combining sweeping strings and delicate piano melodies with samples pads and drum beats, his unique blend of pop/electronica/chill out/ambient/classical music, he soothes the soul, lowers the heart rate and highlights the beauty that can be found amongst the busy life in the 21st Century.

Weds 4th Dec – All Saints Church
7pm – 

Oh LandLout Present: Oh Land

The electro-pop genre is a crowded place nowadays. Thankfully, Oh Land has managed to use a bit more creative nous than the average bedroom electro-hipster and she brings her talent to The Haunt this December. This is sure to be an amazing show featuring a beautiful talent and some live glockenspiel action.

Fri 6th Dec – The Haunt
7pm – 

the-darknessLive Nation Presents: The Darkness

Most likely still sporting a lycra one-piece, Justin Hawkins, the man who taught a generation to Believe in a Thing Called Love, leads his group once more in their post-revival tour, supporting the release of their new single, The Horn. With support from Lost Alone and The River 68’s.

Sat 7th Dec – Concorde 2
6.30pm – SOLD OUT

larry-and-his-flaskPunker Bunker Presents: Larry & His Flask + Support

American punk-bluegrass is hardly a term which is thrown around very often. But in Brighton we welcome musicians of all descriptions and this manic unorthodox group fit in in Brighton like a mustached and monacled man riding a penny farthing. Try something a little different. You won’t be disappointed.

Sun 8th Dec – The Hope
8pm – £8

slowclub1Lout Present: Slow Club

This Sheffield two piece will be performing a full band show, possibly giving us tasters from their upcoming album which is set to be released early in 2014. With a string of impressive support tours including KT Tunstall and Mumford and Sons, Slow Club’s follow up album to Paradise is eagerly awaited. Tickets available here.

Mon 9th Dec – Bermuda Triangle
7pm – £10

Neko CaseOne Inch Badge Present: Neko Case

With a past that includes a well-travelled childhood, bar work in a Tacoma punk club and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, it could be said that Neko was destined to be a professional musician. Come and see this quasi-Canadian songstress live in action.

Weds 11th Dec – Concorde 2
7pm – £15 + bf

ÁsgeirMelting Vinyl Present: Asgeir

Award-winning Icelandic melodic folk singer-songwriter Asgeir Trausti is coming to Brighton’s premiere ex-horse stables venue, Green Door Store. If you like artists such as Newton Faulkner, Fleet Foxes, Ryan Keen then this will be right up your street. His new single King and Cross is out now.

Thurs 12th Dec – Green Door Store
7pm – £8

john newmanKilimanjaro Live Present: John Newman

John Newman’s run up to the big leagues of pop-soul seems to have been rather short. Aged just 23, his debut single, ‘Love Me Again’, shot to the top of the charts. The show is sure to raise the roof  so polish off your dancing shoes, grab the talcum powder and see you ‘Out on the Floor’!

Mon 16th Dec – Concorde 2

wayward daughterA Startled Chameleon Presents: Wayward Daughter, Lola Cove, Joel Peter and Flight Brigade

London-based duo Wayward Daughter deliver powerful vocals under a bed of acoustic guitar strums. If you imagine an acoustic Paramore then you’re not a million miles away. Keeping it simple has proved effective for these lovely ladies who are near completion of a Pledge Music campaign which has already surpassed its target.

Tue 17th Dec – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
7.45pm – £3/£5

About The Writer

Tom Sayer is a Music and Creative Writing graduate from Bangor University, born and raised in Hove. After completing an MA in Composition for Film he returned to his hometown and dived back into the local music scene, seeking out the best and freshest music to write about for welovebrighton. Tom's musical interests range from Acoustic and Indie to Film Music and Jazz and he hopes to one day write for a music magazine, so feel free to send in your job offers!